DAINIK NATION BUREAU
Happiness & joy could be seen on the faces of children from Chamoli’s district’s far-flung border villages of Ghes and Himni when they interacted with Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat on a projector screen through video conferencing. CM talked to the children using internet services, which reached Ghes and Himni villages’ a couple of days back only. He talked to the students of Government inter College, Ghes and Junior High School, Himni.
Power Supply will be restored in 3 months: Chief Minister
The Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat asked children about problems of their villages, responding to which, a child told him that there is no power supply in his village due to which they are unable to do their homework at home. Responding to him, CM assured that power supply will be restored to his village within three months. He also gave directions to department of Power to do the same within the time frame. It should be known that power supply to this village got hindered during the 2013 natural calamity.
CM talked to the students and told them about the advantages of internet and its positive use. He told them that students can help farmers of their villages through internet. Due to Chief Minister’s efforts, Ghes village has started getting known for production of peas. There are huge opportunities for honey production in Ghes village and the state government will soon provide special assistance for honey production and its marketing through experts.
Smart classes begin in schools of far-flung border villages
Acting on the orders of Chief Minister, K-yon portable multi-functional device has been sent to the schools of Ghes and Himni. This device is used to connect internet and provide video-conferencing. Through this device, teachers from other schools and institutions can teach the students of Ghes and Himni villages. The device already has pre-recorded subject syllabus from NCERT books, which can be shown to children during or after classes, as per requirement. On holidays, students can also be shown knowledge-based and entertainment programs through this device and net connectivity. K-yon device has the ability to turn the wall of classroom into projector screen. The students from two different villages can also chat with each other through this device. He informed the students that Doctors, Teachers and NRI Uttarakhandis can also talk to students and villagers of their respective village using this device; and can play an important role in their village’s development.
Electricity supplied through solar panel
Efforts were on to supply electricity through solar panels in schools in villages Ghes and Himni. The charging work for necessary equipment like K-Yan and other important equipment is being done.
CSC is linked with internet. E-medicine and e-animal service started
The village is popularly known as frontier village as there is no inhabitation beyond the village. CM had instructed the IT (Information Technology) department to transform Ghase village into IT enabled village in a review meeting held, a week ago, which resulted in start of internet facility in the village. Apart from internet facility, common service centre has been set up in the village. The villagers can improve their lifestyle with the use of internet facility. The operator of common service centre has told through video conferencing that four villagers consulted doctors from Apollo hospital, New Delhi through e-medicine service. Similarly, villagers consulted experts with the help of e-animal service. The laptop and printers were provided by the government. The villages can avail the facility to have necessary documents like different certificates, ticket booking etc done. ITDA director Amit Sinha, and CM’s media advisor Ramesh Bhatt were present during the video conferencing